7/6/2016

Dr. William R. “Bill” Grubler: 1925-2016
WVDA is saddened to inform the dental community of the death of William R.
“Bill” Grubler, DDS, of Wheeling.  He passed away July 1, 2016, at home.
He was 90 years old.  Dr. Grubler graduated Cum Laude in 1952 from the
University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry.  He practiced general dentistry in
Wheeling for 40 years, and maintained membership in the Wheeling District
Dental Society, WVDA and ADA.  Bill was responsible for establishing the
Ohio County Dental Clinic at Madison School, which continues to serve free
dental care to needy children. Recognized for his contribution to dentistry, he
was given the Dr. Robert B. Bridgeman Distinguished Dentist Award in 1996,
the highest award WVDA bestows a member.  He is preceded in death by
his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Mae Grubelr, who passed away 34 days before
him.
Infectious Medical Waste becomes issue
The June 20 issue of ADA News reports Stericycle, an infectious medical
waste hauler, increasing prices 250 percent over a seven year period.  This
article gives reason to remind WVDA members of the WV Department of
Health and Human Resources rule for disposing infectious medical waste,
and provide a roster of haulers approved by the agency to dispose medical
waster.
Dentists can contact the State’s Infectious Medical Waster Program at
304-356-4328.  It is available online at www.wvdhhr.org/wvimw
Attached are the infectious medical waste hauling companies approved
to operate in WV, and the WVDHHR’s definition of what is and what isn’t
infectious medical waste.  Dentists may wish to contact these haulers to
learn of their pricing policies.